I spent this morning cutting paper stencils with my 7 year old daughter and then screen printing her designs onto bags and fabric with her. It was smashing - I love spending time with her doing this and we both get very excited by the results! (she was so exhausted, she had to have a large hot chocolate and sit down after!)
The process is quite easy - draw a simple design, cut out with a craft knife or sharp scissors, lay the various pieces on to a blank silk screen and then screen print!
These methods will be shown on my beginner screen printing courses.
I love making toys with my seven year old daughter Polly. She's full of great ideas and I love helping her sew her designs into actual stuffed toys. A toy making project is one of the many projects I've featured in my new book 'Creative Craft With Kids' - available here for £10 as a signed copy along with 3 free colouring in postcards!
People keep asking me to invent some more characters - I've been making toys and animals for years now so have been playing with some new ideas - fabric figures that aren't quite dolls but are more like ornaments! Each is a complete hand drawn, handmade one off. Would be lovely to hear your comments! x
The postman delivered my two new pre-school books in the post today - here are some snap shots - they'll be available to buy in the shops in May but are available to pre-order on Amazon now at £6.99 each. One is a counting book and the other an alphabet book. Am really happy with the look and feel of them - both have slightly shiny and raised pictures although it's hard to see in my photos!
They're published by Templar.